Vashon Island Fire and Rescue
Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 18 88
Feb 23 91
Mar 16 90
Apr 22 74
May 33 77
Jun 28 99
Jul 48 116
Aug 37 114
Sep 27 101
Oct 47 97
Nov 45 82
Dec 27 88
Total 371 1117

Past Incidents
Fire EMS
2013 284 1144
2012 355 1130

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January 1, 2011
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Welcome to the Official Website for Vashon Island Fire and Rescue

Thanks for visiting!   I hope you find plenty of useful information about Vashon Island Fire & Rescue and your public safety needs  - Chief Hank Lipe

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Your Burn Permit is Coming in the Mail!

Administration Susan Wolf, January 22

As we look to the future in striving to make your fire district a leaner, more efficient and cost-effective agency and improve customer service, we have changed the way we issue burn permits. The new permit does not expire, and you can use the one that will be mailed within the next few weeks, or come here to our website to print one off. Simply fill in your name and property address, read the rules ... (Full Story & Photos)

Check your mailbox in early Feb.
Check your mailbox in early Feb.

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Milt Kranjcevich, Mike Kirk and Tom Beal
Milt Kranjcevich, Mike Kirk and Tom Beal

VIFR bids a fond farewell to Milt Kranjcevich

Administration Susan Wolf, December 30

VIFR would like to extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of Milton Kranjcevich, a former volunteer Firefighter and Captain with Vashon Island Fire & Rescue for fifty years.

Milton applied as a volunteer in January of 1951. He rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a Captain of the Dockton station in the 1960’s – a position he held for over 30 years. In 1968, his wife Virginia also ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Winter Safety Tips

Administration Susan Wolf, December 12

Click here for a checklist of Winter Safety tips! ... (Full Story & Photos)

December 2008 (photo by B Cooper)
December 2008 (photo by B Cooper)

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Left to right: John Hemmer, VIFR Explorer advisor; Shannon McConnell, Florida firefighter and Camp Blaze volunteer; Ellen Chappelka, VIFR Explorer; VIFR Battalion Chief Cari Coll, Camp Blaze volunteer.
Left to right: John Hemmer, VIFR Explorer advisor; Shannon McConnell, Florida firefighter and Camp Blaze volunteer; Ellen Chappelka, VIFR Explorer; VIFR Battalion Chief Cari Coll, Camp Blaze volunteer.

Vashon Explorer Shines at Camp Blaze

Battalion Chief Cari Coll, August 19

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) Explorer Ellen Chappelka had a summer experience she will never forget. She was one of 24 campers invited to attend Camp Blaze, a week-long fire camp for young women ages 16-19. The camp is held every two years at the Washington State Fire Training Academy in North Bend. The camp is staffed entirely by women in the fire service, including VIFR Battalion Chief Cari ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Mike Kirk Selected as Grand Marshal

Administration Susan Wolf, July 25

Just before the Strawberry Festival 2014, it was announced that our very own, longtime volunteer Firefighter/EMT Mike Kirk had been selected as this year's Grand Marshal. Mike, who has been a volunteer with VIFR since 1967, is a beloved islander known for his communication, compassion and community service. As a teacher and former middle school principal, which position he held for over 30 years, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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10020 SW Bank Road
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Vashon, WA 98070

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